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Posted byon January 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM EST
Jeremy Carr, an American living with Down Syndrome, refuses to let his disability deter his committment to service. President Obama honored Jeremy for his work with Vietnam Veterans of America in his Veteran's Day speech and invited him and his family to the White House.
Posted byon January 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM EST
Venus D. Majeski serves more than 1,500 infants, children and adults with disabilities as Director of Development & Community Relations for the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities. Her work echoes this administration’s belief that preparedness and emergency planning involve all sectors of the population.
Posted byon January 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM EST
The Office of Civil Rights releases two documents elaborating on the effects of the Americans with Disablities Act Amendments Act in regards to public elementary and secondary education programs. These documents ensure that all Americans, with disabilities or not, have access to quality education.
Posted byon December 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM EST
Project SEARCH interns, along with their teachers and job coaches, meet with Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale and toured the White House.
Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 3:06 PM EST
Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights in the Department of State, reflects on advancements in the rights, equality and inclusion of persons with disabilities since the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations in 1981.
Posted byon October 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM EST
Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor, Kathleen Martinez, offers reflections on ODEP's tenth anniversary and the office's many accomplishments and initiatives, including National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Add Us In initiative, sector-specific employment summits, and The Campaign for Disability Employment.
Posted byon October 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM EST
Meet the recepients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, given to Americans who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.
Posted byon October 14, 2011 at 5:52 PM EST
John Barry, recipient of the Tony Coelho Award, discusses the contribution made by people with disabilities to our nation.
Posted byon October 13, 2011 at 1:20 PM EST
The President’s Year of Community Living called for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to change this dynamic by building an unprecedented partnership at the federal level, and bringing together housing and human services agencies on the state and local levels.
Posted byon September 30, 2011 at 3:50 PM EST
Nearly one percent of American children are on the Autism Spectrum, and this reauthorization continues investments in research, early detection and support and services for both children and adults.